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  • Manufacturer: Patek Philippe
    Year: 2007
    Reference No: 5013R-013
    Movement No: 1’908’073
    Case No: 4’439’105
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. R 27 PS OR, 41 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold Patek Philippe deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 46mm length x 37mm width
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Patek Philippe Certificate of Origin stamped Tiffany & Co. Salon, New York, NY and dated 27th July 2008, scanned copy of service invoice from Geneva Master Time, official Patek Philippe service centre in Singapore, dated 17th August 2020, setting pin and presentation box. Further delivered with Patek Philippe Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present timepiece with black dial and rose gold Breguet numerals in 2007 and its subsequent date of sale on December 14th, 2007.

  • Catalogue Essay

    While Patek Philippe’s Reference 5013 spanned two centuries, first released in 1992 and was in production for a total of 18 years before it was discontinued in 2010, it has the classic charm and iconic style of early 20th-century watches with a tonneau-shaped case and grand complication movement featuring repeat function combined with perpetual calendar and moon phase. The brand has had a long tradition of manufacturing repeating perpetual calendar timepieces with exceptional pocket watches reaching back more than 100 years. However, this model is a modern marvel with an automatic movement, their first for a perpetual calendar minute repeating watch. There is a contemporary feel with the pink gold case and rare black dial combination, which features a retrograde date hand. A challenging complication to add to a timepiece, the feature dates to the late 19th century and follows in the footsteps of V. Piguet.

    In early 2008, Patek Philippe announced they would have a more significant US presence by opening a salon at the famed Tiffany and Company in New York City. The two had long and prestigious relationships since 1851 when Antoine Norbert de Patek and Charles Lewis Tiffany shook hands and agreed to a special relationship. Since then, many Patek Philippe watches have sported the Tiffany & Co. signature, and while the present reference 5013R does not have the signature, the watch was sold in the first year the salon opened in Tiffany’s. It is stamped on the original Certificate of Origin and the name The Henri Stern Agency, the Patek Philippe distributor in the United States.

    The present example is in excellent overall condition; the watch epitomises Patek Philippe's workmanship and design. This scarce timepiece allows a collector to acquire and appreciate one of the modern masters of horology.

  • Artist Biography

    Patek Philippe

    Swiss • 1839

    Since its founding in 1839, this famous Geneva-based firm has been surprising its clientele with superbly crafted timepieces fitted with watchmaking's most prestigious complications. Traditional and conservative designs are found across Patek Philippe's watches made throughout their history — the utmost in understated elegance.

    Well-known for the Graves Supercomplication — a highly complicated pocket watch that was the world’s most complicated watch for 50 years — this family-owned brand has earned a reputation of excellence around the world. Patek's complicated vintage watches hold the highest number of world records for results achieved at auction compared with any other brand. For collectors, key models include the reference 1518, the world's first serially produced perpetual calendar chronograph, and its successor, the reference 2499. Other famous models include perpetual calendars such as the ref. 1526, ref. 3448 and 3450, chronographs such as the reference 130, 530 and 1463, as well as reference 1436 and 1563 split seconds chronographs. Patek is also well-known for their classically styled, time-only "Calatrava" dress watches, and the "Nautilus," an iconic luxury sports watch first introduced in 1976 as the reference 3700 that is still in production today.

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Ref. 5013R-013
An extremely attractive and rare pink gold tonneau-shaped minute repeating perpetual calendar wristwatch with black dial and Breguet numerals, retrograde date, moon phase, Certificate of Origin stamped by Tiffany & Co. and presentation box

46mm length x 37mm width
Case, dial, movement, and clasp signed

HK$2,100,000 - 3,900,000 

Sold for HK$2,540,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XVII

Hong Kong Auction 24-25 November 2023